Swan Valley: Upper Holland Lake

Activity Details

From Missoula:77.5 Miles
Activity Type(s): Day Hikes Overnight / Multiday Hikes
Length (1-way):3 Miles


The trailhead for 1.5 mile long Holland Falls National Recreation Trail starts at the end of Holland Lake Road. At the start of TR 416.  At almost a mile the trail starts to climb at a steady grade up rocky slopes. A little further along you will come to a footbridge. Hiking another couple hundred yards up the trail, along the mountainside, you come to some rock outcropping.  Hearing the falls now, you only hike a little a short distance before seeing  Holland Falls. Keep following the creek up to Upper Holland Lake.


Travel from Seeley Lake north on Montana Highway 83 for 20 miles Holland Lake Road. Turn east on the gravel Holland Lake Road 2.9 miles to Larch Loop Campground and past another 3/4 of a mile to the Bay Loop Compound turn-in where the trailhead starts.